Questions like “Is my period late?” or “Am I pregnant?” may have crossed your mind as you suspect early pregnancy symptoms.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many hormonal changes. These changes are often the culprit for numerous early pregnancy signs.
Common Early Pregnancy Symptoms
According to the Mayo Clinic, these might be some of the most common symptoms women experience early in their pregnancies.
1. A Missed Period
A missed period is one of the first noticeable signs a woman could experience. Though this could point to pregnancy, it’s essential to take a pregnancy test to be sure.
Some women can have irregular cycles, which can make it more difficult to tell if they missed a period or if their period is delayed.
2. Nausea with or without Vomiting
Hormonal changes are likely the culprit for causing nausea and morning sickness. However, not every woman will experience this.
3. Tender, Swollen Breasts
As a woman’s body undergoes hormonal changes, she may experience tender, swollen breasts that feel sore and sensitive. This symptom should subside with time as her body adjusts.
During pregnancy, women can feel increasingly tired and sleepy. No one knows the exact cause, but hormones likely play a role.
5. Frequent Urination
Are you making frequent trips to the bathroom? Early in pregnancy, the cause is likely linked to a woman’s body increasing blood production. The kidneys process more fluid, which ends up in the bladder.
Are you more sensitive at times right now? Women can feel unusually emotional and weepy with the many hormonal changes happening. They also commonly experience mood swings.
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